Emergency Management

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The mission of the Taos County Office of Emergency Management is to educate the citizens of this community in emergency preparedness and protection, to mitigate dangers through comprehensive coordination and planning with both the public safety and public service agencies, and to respond to and recover from all hazards natural and man-made.  

The Taos County Office of Emergency Management is charged with providing organized analysis, planning, decision-making, and assignment of available resources to mitigate, prepare, respond to and recover from the effects of all hazards.  


This is accomplished through ensuring the operational readiness of first responders, partnering with other emergency service agencies such as:  

  • Clinics
  • Community service organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • School
  • Tribal agencies
  • Volunteer healthcare providers
  • Other city, county, state and national agencies and organizations

This Department also ensures and maintains the operations of the County Emergency Operations Center through on-going training programs.


To coordinate the emergency management activities of the County and maintain liaison with all other organizations, municipalities, counties, and the State of New Mexico, that may respond and assist with a large scale emergency


  • Provide training, workshops, exercises and resource materials to the community, public and private


  • Maintain liaison with private and public partners including municipalities, organizations and private industry

Planning / Response

  • Plan and respond to emergencies within all of Taos County including Municipalities and Pueblos, if requested
  • Assist public and private sector in emergency planning


  • Provided by State Statute 12-10-5 (NMSA 1978)
  • Ordinance Number: 1991-37 Civil Preparedness Act